This year's Skandia Life Cowes Week is proving to be a rec-
ord-breaking event with more than 1,000 boats and around 17,000 people
taking part in
The event, taking place from August 4-12, has the highest-ever number of
ding four Skandia-sponsored boats.
The biggest boat taking part is the Skandia Leopard, a 90ft ocean-going
Maxi yacht. Skandia is also racing a smaller boat with an all-women crew
skippered by Sydney Olympic gold medallist Shirley Robertson. This is the
seventh time that Skandia has supported the event and it is has one more
year left of its current three-year sponsorship worth £1.5m.
Sponsorship manager Tim Sewell says: “This is one of the world's biggest
sporting events and we are delighted with how it is going so far this year.”